Shutting the lid on PB

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Maxicek, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Maxicek macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2004
    I really daft question but...

    As I understand it, OSX will not do it's nightly housekeeping if the CPU is set to sleep in the energy saver settings. Therefore mine is set to "never" when plugged in.

    If I shut the lid, does it use my energy saver settings, or does it put everything to sleep, including the CPU, and therefore not do the housekeeping?

    OSX 10.3.9, specs in sig.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    You should let your machine sleep. Letting it rest is more important than running the periodicals. In Tiger, this is no longer an issue because the machine just runs the scripts at the next available time. However, you're running Panther so you can either leave your machine awake, or manually run the scripts yourself every now and then. They're not as important as everyone makes them out to be, so don't worry about it too much.

    As for closing the lid, the PowerBook will fall asleep (the sleep light will start pulsing) but you can wake it up again with an external mouse and/or keyboard if you please. :)

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